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Spurs manager had no doubts over Lloris commitment

Lloris has signed a new contract with Spurs until 2022. Credit: PA

Mauricio Pochettino insists he never feared Hugo Lloris would leave Tottenham.

Lloris signed a new contract until 2022 on Thursday after initially opening negotiations with the club in the summer.

The Frenchman is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe and uncertainty surrounding his future increased after Spurs' limp display in this season's Champions League.

Pochettino's men have a fight on their hands to return to Europe's premier tournament next term but the Argentinian says he was never worried Lloris would leave White Hart Lane.

Pochettino said:

In two and a half years he showed to me the commitment. I never felt I was about to lose him but we know him very well and he's one of the best keepers in the world and always in the attention of other clubs. Nothing changed.

The feeling always was he wanted to show his commitment and this was a great opportunity. It's fantastic for the club, it's a very good thing. All our players want to be involved in the project for a long time. That's fantastic for us. It's a good signal and a good message for our people, for the club.

The players commit because they believe in the project and make us very proud.

– Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino